Articles Tagged 'Victoria Wood'


Victoria Wood Dies at 62

Actress, comedian, singer, and author Victoria Wood has passed away at age 62, reports BBC NEWS, after a “short, brave battle with cancer.” Best known for her partnership with Julie Walters, Wood has been an inspiration to scores of artists and comedians, many of whom paid tribute to her today (April 20). Cant believe Vic […]


WATCH: How Well Do You Know British Comedy?

For some Americans, knowledge of British comedy runs the gamut from Monty Python to Richard Curtis romantic comedies to, well, Benny Hill. Talented comedians them all, to be sure. But if you really want to be a connoisseur of U.K. humor, you’ll need a few more foundations. In this episode of the Anglophenia video series, […]

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Victoria Wood: The Brit on Graham Norton’s Couch

Much of the buzz surrounding this week’s episode of The Graham Norton Show is centered on One Direction‘s Zayn Malik and his strategically (or not) placed strand of hair, or on Sir Ian McKellen‘s creative reading of the band’s hit, “Best Song Ever.” You’d be forgiven, then, for not realizing that there was more to the […]

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Greatest ‘Doctor Who’ References in Pop Culture: Spoofs

As you’d expect of any show that has lasted as long as Doctor Who has, there have been no shortage of skits based on Time Lords, Daleks, TARDISes and regenerations over the years. In fact, there’s a fairly comprehensive list here that is far too long to go into in detail. So here are some of […]

RIP Eric Sykes: Five Of His Best Moments

The BBC announced this morning that the comedian and writer Eric Sykes has passed away at the age of 89. Eric was a link between the post-war radio comedy of the Goons – latter episodes of which he co-wrote with Spike Milligan – and the new TV comedy of the 1950s and ’60s. A writer […]

Five Great British TV Comediennes

To make a list like this in good conscience – it’s to celebrate the launch of Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show on BBC America this Saturday night (March 3rd) –  you’ve got to be fairly sure you’re not suggesting that these are women who are so good at comedy, they could almost compete with their […]

A Very British Christmas Part 10: Five Great TV Specials

If there were no Christmas, there would still be a need for everyone to mark a point in the year in order to let their hair down and lark about. Birthdays are fine, but too specific to one person. What we all need is a moment to celebrate ourselves and get a little giddy. This […]

WATCH: Two Doctors In One Trailer

After the fun and games of the musical festive trailer for BBC One, there has now been a second trailer released, showing clips from some of the dramas which will be airing over the next few weeks. I know, it’s a rotten trick to show you this stuff and not the shows themselves, but look! […]